On 6 July Abiola pleaded not guilty to three counts of treason; the following day laborers went on strike to protest the Abacha regime. It is, therefore, misleading to use the standard or the situation of things in one or a particular country to determine the question whether trials of criminal cases in another country involves an unreasonable delay The report led to demand for his resignation as district council head. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is better for people to have access to the courts than for them to act on rumors about the activities of government.
But there are certain things, even if they are wrong, they are conventional. The following week, he named an member Provisional Ruling Council composed mainly of generals and police officials. This is in spite of the fact that speedy trial is guaranteed by Article 36 paragraph 1 of the Constitution which provides that: "In the determination of his civil rights and obligations, including any question or determination by or against any government or authority, a person shall be entitled to a fair hearing within a reasonable time by a court or other tribunal established by law and constituted in such manner as to secure its independence and impartiality". Electoral Corruption In Nigeria, electoral corruption is not merely a means to an end that being the perquisites of public office , it is also a lucrative pursuit unto itself.
Brown envelope journalism and other types of media corruption are commonly practiced and undermine democratic norms. NDDC scams and multifarious scams including 2. The opposition comprised the comparatively liberal Action Group AG , which was largely dominated by the Yoruba and led by Obafemi Awolowo. An easterly situated line ran from Port Harcourt through Enugu and Makurdi, and joined the western line at Kaduna.
Though the constitution prohibits state and local governments from declaring an official religion, a number of states have recently adopted various forms of the Islamic criminal and civil law known as Shariah, a move which many Christians believe to be an adoption of Islam as the de facto religion. See I. Late in September, claiming that it was part of his plan to "rejuvenate the machinery of government," Abacha removed all civilians from his ruling council. Members of both houses are elected by universal suffrage age 18 to a four-year term. On 28 May , Col. Prior to the civil war, the country was self-sufficient in food, but imports of food increased substantially after
In the case of Nigeria, it does appear that a combination of the obstacles in the first and second categories has led to a systemic inability of the legal order to guarantee access to justice in the country.
Pro-democracy groups also emerged across society, in part from frustration with the excesses of military rule; and because of suspicion that the military might renege on plans to turn over power to elected civilians.
According to a report issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources IUCN , the number of threatened species included 25 types of mammals, 9 species of birds, 2 types of reptiles, 13 species of amphibians, 12 species of fish, 1 species of other invertebrate, and species of plants. The Panel toured several areas of the country and took evidence from several victims of human rights abuses, at times with dramatic public shows. In , about , domestic and international passengers were carried on scheduled flights. Increased cutting of timber has made inroads into forest resources, exceeding replantings. At the same time he rejected a court order demanding the release of Abiola from prison for medical treatment. Togun Rtd v.